Manchester Airport temporarily closes both runways due to heavy snowfall

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Manchester Airport has been forced to close both its runways due to heavy snowfall today (Thursday, January 19).

A statement on Twitter said: “Following a period of heavy snowfall, we have temporarily closed both runways.

“Health and safety will always be our top priority and operations will resume at the earliest opportunity.

Passengers are advised to contact their airline for the most up-to-date flight information.”

Passengers have reportedly been told that flights could remain grounded until the afternoon.